Anchor Oyster Bar
579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 552-7584
Phone: (415) 522-7584
Primary Phone: (415) 522-7584
Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Seafood, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Beer, Yes, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Good for Kids: Yes
Many people rave about this place and I understand why. Seafood is cooked simply and served generously. My salad had warm croutons which is a nice touch. Service is always efficient and comes with a smile. But here's my beef - the place is VERY small and waits for a table can be long. Really long. And everyone waits outside on a bench in front of the restaurant on the sidewalk. That's fine on a nice night, not so great when the rain is falling. They also used to let you drink wine while waiting outside. Evidently that's against "regulations" and they can't do it anymore. So consider this - as good as the food is think twice on a busy night and be warned that it just may not be worth the time. Of course if they ever let you drink wine out there again the time will go faster!
12/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
After arriving in San Francisco for the first time I took the subway to 16th and Mission and went straight to this place for dinner. Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff made me feel welcome immediately. I chose the Cioppino which was one of the nights specials and couldn't have been happier with the food or the price (worth every penny). The cioppino was perfect and possibly the best I ever had (don't tell my wife). I highly recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good (sea)food in an honest welcoming atmosphere.
10/26/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Peaking into this small, unassuming storefront restaurant, we saw a clean, whitewashed interior reminiscent of the simple seafood eateries dotting the eastern shoreline. We immediately went inside and ordered up a double batch of the daily special, fried oysters. What a treat! Succulent oysters bursting through a light, crunchy and oh-so-tasty breadcrumb crust. For fried oyster lovers, it was a case of gastronomic perfection.
06/11/2004Provided by Citysearch -
Some of the best crab anywhere. Outstanding oysters, chowder, crab melts, crab cakes, pastas, prepared and served by the same local staff for 26 years. A delight, like having dinner with friends, homemade salad dressings, fresh crab, fresh fish, fresh oysters, all in a neighborhood setting. Delicious!